Cruise to Chile
Jim Thrall (email@example.com)
Tue, 26 Aug 1997 12:29:16 -0700
As farfetched as it would sound, a cruise to Chile for world Jamboree is
possible. The only real problem is finding vessels that could make the
voyage with sufficient inspections for the vessels, licenses for the
officers, a guarantee of a full crew, and the burden of expense for the
voyage and return trip. Currently, I know of only a half dozen or so
vessels capable of making the trip that are in the program on the West
Coast. SSC Morris (125') should be ready for that voyage and she can
hold 40+. SSS Vanguard (95') currently holds 21 comfortably and can
hold more. Her cruising range is 1500 miles. She cruises at about 10
Do you have any idea how far it is to World Jambo, tracing the coasts of
Central and South America, how long the trip would take, how much fuel
would cost at 1.00/gal & 2g/mi, how much food would cost for the trip?
One of the reasons I am responding to this is that I have thought about
a "national" long cruise where Sea Scouts from all over flew in and out
to a ship doing a similar super cruise.
Last summer, the TS Golden Bear from California Maritime made the
passage via Easter Island. I should be able to ask their Captain
information about the passage.
Rough Dividers-on-a-world-map estimates tell me it would be 4500 miles,
10,000 gallons of fuel, 450 cruising hours, (19 days straight w/no
stops,) with 9 days of stops along the way that is a four-week cruise
EACH WAY. Iam sure we would have to do a cruise down-fly back and vice
versa type of trip. I could probably make the entire passage, but
finding qualified, willing adults who can take that kind of time will be
difficult. Think about it. It can happen. Is there a will?
Jim Thrall, Skipper SSS Vanguard
Kings Point '92.5
Licensed and Certifiable :-)